Redbug

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AVERAGE RATING
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3.80 out of 5
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Intermediate
6
miles

Singletrack
↑ 800 ft
↓ 800 ft
234
elevation (ft)

Loop
Trail Description
About this trail
This is a great trail, I live in the area and ride it multiple times a week however like stated in previous review this is not the most technical trail in florida is is a 2/5 for technicality since most of the hard parts you can go around if desired.
-Description by aewynn0915
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (20)
 

Gramcounter


February 26, 2017
Kenny Koon Gramcounter  
 
Review: Very confusing for new riders to find there way. There are many proposed expansion maps online and it is hard to know what is built out and what is not.

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May 28, 2016
krow272 Gramcounter  
 
Review: Fun little trail, well maintained. Nice and flowy.

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May 28, 2016
krow272 Gramcounter  
 
Review: Beautiful trail. Easy climbs. Fun little downhills. Good condition.

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Granny Gear

March 30, 2016
heavyd Granny Gear  
 
Review: Fun trail with a good bit of roots, a few rock sections, log rides, (you can go around if you don't want to hit them) with a little bit of flow. Not much elevation change. It reminded me of a trail I ride often in Mobile, Al called USA or South trail.

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Granny Gear

January 8, 2015
 
Review: Easy in some spots but rough in a lot of places mainly bexause of roots ! These will deffinately slow your momentum when trying to go uphill. Good elevation changes. Harder than I thought. Spme nice wooden bridges to cross. Took a couple nasty spills. Tight corners and turns and A lot of them! WARNING: THERE IS A BRIDGE DOWN AROUND MARKER 25 to 26! THERE IS TAPE ACROSS IT BUT IF YOU WANT YOU CAN WALK ACROSS IT BE CAREFUL IT IS HALF FALLEN INTO RIVER. Dont see easy way around it. Other than that good trail. I ended up at markers around 115 and the maps only say it goes up to 102. Little confusing at end. It goes onto main path by ballfields and cuts back into woods but there is no marker to let you know it goes back in. No big deal its at the end anyways. Great trail! Wil be making it a regular.

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Trailblazer

December 27, 2014
climb_head Trailblazer  
 
Review: Similar to the way intestines pack a lot of real estate into a small area Red Bug packs it's endless turns into a small amount of acearage. It feels a bit like the bmx track kids carved into the woods behind the house. But once you get past this Red Bug actually has a lot to offer. It is technical by Florida standards with a generous amount of roots and short steep climbs/descents and those turns of course. There are also stream crossings to keep things interesting. In the end it's a lot of fun. The forest is unique with little ponds, clear running streams, magnolia forest that's green year round and a spectacular little gully of ferns. There are a also a few saw palmettos and even a deep sandy stream crossing. The whole place feels a bit primeval like only Northern Florida can. The best way to ride Red Bug is to link it up with Mclay Gardens across Meridian Rd and the trails past Red Bug that lead to Lake Jackson. Taken all together it's a decently long adventure. Start at Mclay and link the trails systems together heading NW. Sometimes the best way to understand a trail system is by knowing what bike to bring. I would recommend a cross country bike for Red Bug. This is a place for old school, a steep head angle for the tight twistys. If roots hurt your soft bottom then perhaps a few inches of rear travel would be appreciated but certainly not necessary. A free ride bike would be overkill and certainly don't bring your wide bars unless you like hitting trees. Come to think of it a BMX bike might be a blast at Red Bug.

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Gramcounter

July 4, 2014
aewynn0915 Gramcounter  
 
Review: great trail but unless you a really experienced rider expect to fall at least once or twice. this is a very violent trail while on it I have popped my wrist out of place, had a bike land on my head and had an entire cassette go into my shin leaving little teeth marks on it but with a little trail and error it will become one of your favorite trails

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Trailblazer

June 2, 2014
 
Review: Pretty technical rooty trail. Enjoyed the ride but it is a workout compared to tom

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Gramcounter

May 29, 2012
colpotatos Gramcounter  
 
Review: It's an o.k. ride. Here's a way to do it. Enter at Redbug marker "1." Then at marker "30" get on the hiking trail for 30 yards which takes you to the adjacent cross country trails that goes by Lake Jackson and hooks up with the red hills horse trials trails. Go with the flow and don't worry about getting lost. You can't. Eventually you hook back into redbug. It is the most heavily rooted trail in Tallahassee.

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Gramcounter

May 29, 2012
colpotatos Gramcounter  
 
Review: It's an o.k. ride. Here's a way to do it. Enter at Redbug marker "1." Then at marker "30" get on the hiking trail for 30 yards which takes you to the adjacent cross country trails that goes by Lake Jackson and hooks up with the red hills horse trials trails. Go with the flow and don't worry about getting lost. You can't. Eventually you hook back into redbug. It is the most heavily rooted trail in Tallahassee. Even going down stretches of heavy roots is difficult.

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Redbug MTB Trail 3.80 out of 5 based on 20 ratings. 20 user reviews.
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